If your partner or spouse is a British or Irish citizen, has indefinite leave to remain in the UK, is a Turkish Businessperson or Worker, or has refugee status in the UK, you can apply for entry clearance and live in the UK as a couple. In order to get this visa, you need to prove that you are in a civil partnership or marriage, or you have been living together in a relationship for at least 2 years when you apply, or you are a fiancé or proposed civil partner and will marry or enter into a civil partnership in the UK within 6 months of arriving. You must also have good knowledge of English and be able to financially support yourself and your dependants. Initially you can be granted 2 years and 9 months on this visa, and then extend your leave for a further 2 years and 6 months. After completing 5 years under this type of visa category, you may be eligible to apply for permanent residence.